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Vegetable Quinoa Biryani

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Vegetable Quinoa Biryani


for 6 servings

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 whole dry chili peppers
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • ½ cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 4 whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon whole cumin seeds, jeeru
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 small eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mixed vegetable (150 g)
  • 2 green chiles, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric, hardar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (adjust based on taste preference)
  • 2 teaspoons biryani masala pack
  • ½ cup water (120 mL)
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa (680 g)

Nutrition Info

    Calories 572
    Fat 18g
    Carbs 85g
    Fiber 12g
    Sugar 5g
    Protein 17g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat avocado oil in a pan. To this, add whole spices like bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, dry chili peppers, cloves and whole cumin seeds.
  2. Once the spices start to sizzle, add the chopped veggies and garlic and ginger.
  3. Add the remainder of the spices and water and mix well.
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes, until veggies have softened and the flavors have incorporated.
  5. In a separate pan, alternate with a bed of quinoa layered with the cooked veggies.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.
  7. Enjoy!

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